The Covid-19 pandemic got so many people shifting their focus to virtual ways of doing things. Today, very few people can survive a day without their mobile phones. You can almost tell people's personalities via apps installed on their phones. Some people depend on their phones to aid them through their work and personal life with a few productivity apps that are a click or swipe away.
Meanwhile, here are five applications that would help you boost your productivity and possibly help you ensure you surpass all your set KPIs.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's in progress, who's working on what, and where something is in process. Imagine a whiteboard filled with lists of sticky notes, with each note as a task for you and your team. Now imagine you can take that whiteboard anywhere on your smartphone and access it from any computer through the web.
Allowing you to manage tasks and projects across over ten platforms is Todoist. You can work from home, school, office, online, and offline, you name it! It integrates with mailing apps like Gmail and Outlook, which means you can access Todoist on any device if you can connect with the internet upon launch. It also features the Todoist Chrome extension, which gives you access to the setup on any site.
Most web browsers include a spell-checker that can save you from embarrassing typos, but grammar errors are harder to spot. Grammarly is a plugin for browsers that automatically flags common mistakes and suggests corrections as you type.
You can also upload pre-written documents for analysis and get advice to help improve your written language. The premium service checks for more subtle mistakes and gives style advice, but it is expensive – a subscription costs $30 per month or $140 per year.
How do you measure your work and personal milestones? Use Strides. As the name implies, it aids in tracking all your goals and habits in one place. It keeps you motivated and on track with flexible reminders and visually attractive charts to help you achieve your goals, especially S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely) goals. It is available on Android, iOS, and the web.
Office communication and productivity got better with Slack. It's pretty daunting having meetings with colleagues and team members when faced with time and space constraints.
Slack features direct messaging, channels, groups, and video and audio call options to make connecting with team members much more effortless. It adds a personal touch to the otherwise standard setup of office spaces and is quite handy as it is available on the web, Android, and iOS.